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Southwest Cauliflower Salad Recipe

With the flavors of chipotle, lime, and cilantro this Southwestern Cauliflower Salad Recipe will be one of the best things you have ever eaten.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Salad, Side, Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Taryn


  • 1 large head of cauliflower approx. 2 pounds, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp chipotle pepper puree ***
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 sweet pepper chopped


  • Steam the cauliflower for 6 minutes in a large covered pot with about 1/2 inch of boiling water in the bottom. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, stir together the mayo, mustard, lime juice, garlic, chipotle puree, and salt. Stir in the cilantro, onion, pepper, and cooked cauliflower. Serve at room temperature or chill in the refrigerator.


*** To make the chipotle puree simply blend a can of chipotles in adobo in a small food processor. This freezes really well. I freeze it in 1/2 tablespoon portions in an ice cube tray so I can take one out when needed.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 51.9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.5mg